S. Carolina beats No. 9 Vir­ginia

Antelope Valley Press - - Sports -

Jair Bolden scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half and A.J. Law­son had 10 of his 14 in the sec­ond to help South Carolina beat No. 9 Vir­ginia 70-59 on Sun­day. On the women’s side, Texas be­came the first un­ranked women’s team to beat the No. 1 squad since Jan­uary, get­ting 20 points and a ca­reer-best 19 re­bounds from Charli Col­lier to knock off Stan­ford 69-64 on Sun­day. See the col­lege bas­ket­ball cap­sules on

Men

South Carolina 70, No. 9 Vir­ginia 59

CHAR­LOTTESVILL­E, Va. — Jair Bolden scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half and A.J. Law­son had 10 of his 14 in the sec­ond to help South Carolina beat No. 9 Vir­ginia.

The Game­cocks (8-4) led 23-11, saw Vir­ginia pull even at 45 with just over 11 min­utes to play and promptly scored 12 of the next 17 points. The Cava­liers never got closer than five the rest of the way.

No. 22 Wash­ing­ton 85, Ball St. 64

HONOLULU — Jaden McDaniels scored 22 points, Quade Green had 21 and No. 22 Wash­ing­ton pulled away from Ball State for an 85-64 vic­tory in a Di­a­mond Head Clas­sic quar­ter­fi­nal Sun­day.

Isa­iah Ste­wart added 19 points and 10 re­bounds for the Huskies (9-2), who shot 56% per­cent from the field and won for the sev­enth time in eight games.

Women

Texas 69, No. 1 Stan­ford 64

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas be­came the first un­ranked women’s team to beat the No. 1 squad since Jan­uary, get­ting 20 points and a ca­reer-best 19 re­bounds from Charli Col­lier to knock off Stan­ford.

The Longhorns (7-4) beat the No. 1 team for the first time since 2004, snap­ping a string of 13 losses. Stan­ford (10-1) be­came the sec­ond No. 1 to lose this sea­son, af­ter Ore­gon fell to Louisville on Nov. 30. The last un­ranked team to beat the No. 1 team was North Carolina, which topped Notre Dame on Jan. 27.

No. 2 UConn 97, Ok­la­homa 53

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Olivia Nel­son-Ododa had 27 points, 15 re­bounds and seven blocks and No. 2 UConn — play­ing with­out coach Geno Auriemma — routed Ok­la­homa in the Hall of Fame Women’s Bas­ket­ball Show­case.

The 65-year-old Auriemma missed the game af­ter surgery Wed­nes­day to re­lieve symp­toms of di­ver­ti­c­uli­tis, a con­di­tion where the colon de­vel­ops small bulges that can some­times be­come in­fected.

No. 5 South Carolina 73, No. 25 South Dakota 60

COLUMBIA, S.C. — LeLe

Gris­sett had 17 points and South Carolina out­lasted South Dakota for its sixth straight vic­tory.

Fresh­man Zia Cooke added 13 points for the Game­cocks (12-1).

No. 8 Florida State 79, No. 24 Michi­gan 69

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Nau­sia Wool­folk scored 21 points and Florida State beat Michi­gan in the Hall of Fame Women’s Bas­ket­ball Show­case.

Kiah Gille­spie had 14 points, 13 re­bounds and 10 as­sists — get­ting the fi­nal one on a bas­ket by Wool­folk just be­fore the buzzer.

No. 22 West Vir­ginia 71, Syra­cuse 69

WIN­TER PARK, Fla. — Tyn­ice Martin scored 24 points, Kysre Gon­drez­ick added 23 and West Vir­ginia held on to beat Syra­cuse af­ter blow­ing a 20-point first-half lead.

Madisen Smith added 10 points for the Moun­taineers (9-1). They went 2-0 in the Florida Sun­shine Clas­sic, also beat­ing No. 19 Michi­gan State on Satur­day.

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